Did you ever have a blue day? A day when a painful memory resurfaces and you start to slide down the slippery slope of self-pity?  Well, that was today!  Old feelings creep into the psyche and before you know it, you are sinking into deep waters…..and, no one is hurt by this wallowing but YOU!

And then, something really good happens, at least it did for me today.  I had a conversation with my daughter who echoed back to me so many words that I have shared with her over the years.  She reached out to me with such tenderness and concern that I was catapulted right out of the depths of the ego pool into the sea of gratitude where I can so comfortably keep afloat. 

So, thank you God for the gift of my daughter, her beauty, her wisdom, her love! And for her hand that reached out to me when I needed it!

Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6